Spring 2 Student Employee, Dean's Service Award Recipients

May. 4, 2016

Student Awards
Outstanding Student Employee Award recipients and Dean's Award for Service recipients for Spring 2.

 

Dean's Award Spring 2 Recipients

Four individual students and one group of students were selected to receive the Dean's Award for Service for Spring semester. In order to be considered for the Dean's Award one must be nominated by a member of the Webster University community for performing a valuable service. The term "service" encompasses a broad range of contributions made by students, both on- and off-campus. Up to four students at each campus are recognized each semester with the Dean’s Service Award. The awards were presented at a program held on May 2.

  • Kasey Howard, a first-year psychology major from Waterloo, Illinois, was nominated by Michael Gerhardt, graduate assistant for leadership and learning communities. She was nominated for her volunteer service to the campus by contacting hundreds of admitted students to encourage them to enroll in a learning community.
  • Mackenzie Wilder, a graduate student in nonprofit leadership from Weatherford, Texas, was nominated by Kaylin Waltrip, graduate assistant in Global Marketing and Communications. She was nominated for her volunteer work with Equine Assisted Riding Therapy, which positively impacts the lives of disabled children.
  • Olivia Heibeck, a senior public relations major from House Springs, Missouri, was nominated by Debra Carpenter, professor in the School of Communications. She was nominated for her leadership and service to the campus through her role as president of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)  chapter.
  • Shaan Muthukumaru, a junior biological sciences major from Grover, Missouri, was nominated by Sarah Riss, superintendent for the Webster Groves School District. He was nominated for his volunteer work at Bethesda Orchard senior living center, where he teams with a Webster Groves high school student to help seniors with their computers and cell phones.
  • The group who studied abroad in Athens includes Anna Gaffney, a senior management major from St. Louis; Noah Laster, a junior film production major from St. Louis; Julian DeBerry, a junior film studies major from St. Louis; and Megan Roedner, a senior education major from St. Louis. They were nominated for their role in organizing and fundraising for a holiday party for over 100 refugee children at the Caritas Refugee Center in Athens.

Outstanding Student Employee Award Spring 2 Recipients

Four students in St. Louis and one in Vienna were selected to receive the Outstanding Student Employee Award for Spring semester. In order to be considered for the Outstanding Student Employee Award one must be nominated by a member of the Webster University community for working at a superior level to serve the department in which they work and the University as a whole. Up to four students in St. Louis are recognized each semester with the Outstanding Student Employee Award. The awards were presented at a program held on May 2.

  • Ashley Webelhuth, a senior graphic design major from St. Louis was nominated by Julie McHugh, program coordinator in the Career Planning and Development Center. She was nominated for her outstanding work as a student marketing and communications assistant in the Career Planning and Development Center.
  • Carina Maurer-Batjer, a junior education major from Defiance, Missouri, was nominated by Gabrielle Halley, department representative in nursing. She was nominated for her outstanding work as an office assistant in the nursing department.
  • Sara Krutewicz, a senior educational studies major from St. Louis, was nominated by Carolyn Brown, writing center and plagiarism prevention coordinator. She was nominated for her outstanding work as an undergraduate writing coach.
  • Walter Ritchey, a senior advertising/marketing communications major from Washington, Missouri, was nominated by Ann Dickherber, community director in housing and residential life. He was nominated for his outstanding work as a customer service associate supervisor in housing and residential life.
  • Sara Oroz, a graduate student in psychology from Canada, was nominated by Jesse Alexander, student community coordinator in Vienna. She was nominated for her outstanding work as a student community assistant, organizing such events as Webster’s Got Talent in Vienna.

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